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July 2013

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents

EXTRAS

Meet Keynon, Our July CoverKid

Sporting a fake cast with style, this 8-year-old Belleville boy didn't really break a bone – but he busts some great dance moves in our video!

Fourth of July Fun in Southeast Michigan

Red, white, blue and oodles of other colors fill the night skies around Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Get your guide here.

Water Parks, Pools and Spray Playgrounds

Water slides, lazy rivers, dump buckets and more: Find all this wet 'n' wild fun for families here in southeast Michigan

CPR Classes in Southeast Michigan

It's the No. 1 preventative measure families can take to avoid a tragedy – and, instead, take charge and save a child. Discover a class near you.

MOM-APPROVED DOCS

Best Doctors in Southeast Michigan 2013

Who was the cream of the crop this year? Find out what 120 local moms (and dads!) had to say about great pediatricians, OB-GYNs and more.

FEATURES

People Who Work for Your Kids

Meet five fantastic southeast Michigan professionals, including:

The 411 on 911: Emergency Calls

Summer vacation is high season for kids to have accidents. Get some advice to help you to prepare for those unanticipated bumps, spills and more.

Top 10 Amusement Parks in the Nation

From high-thrill roller coasters to kiddy rides galore, this country 'tis a family's theme-park dream come true. Check out 10 of the best.

DEPARTMENTS

Hot News

Bike helmet laws result in fewer bike-related deaths, a new study says. Should Michigan have a law like this?

Eat It

Gloppy Green Frog Eye Salad – yes, please. We serve up the recipe from Melissa Barlow's latest book, Noodlemania!

Make It

Whip up a little homemade spirit with this patriotic pinata star DIY craft.

Little Ones

If your baby's sleep patterns have you dazed and confused, here's some help.

Big Kids

Want to keep your kids' writing skills crisp this summer? Here are manageable (and fun!) tips to make it happen.

Tweens & Teens

Looking to keep connecting to your kid? Get some great advice on solid mother-son bonding.

OUT & ABOUT

Want It

Red, white and blue-tiful: Scope out our family-fun roundup of cool Fourth of July-inspired stuff for kids from southeast Michigan shops

Calendar

July family events in southeast Michigan

Let's Go

Mount Rushmore and Rapid City, S.D. are filled with great family fun

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